1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Airlie Beach
  4. Whitehaven Beach

From Airlie Beach: 1-Hour Whitsunday Islands Scenic Flight

Product ID: 83619
Experience the dramatic landscapes of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef on a 1-hour scenic flight from Airlie Beach. Get bird's eye views from the guaranteed window seats of a high-wing aircraft, and benefit from the in-flight commentary.
About this activity
Duration: 60 minutes
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  • Fly over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef aboard a high-wing aircraft
  • Get bird's eye views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef
  • Benefit from round-trip transportation from Airlie Beach
  • Listen to the complimentary in-flight pilot commentary
Full description
Take a 60-minute scenic flight with guaranteed window seating and in-flight pilot commentary, and enjoy aerial views of the 74 Whitsunday Islands off the north coast of Queensland. Fly above the islands for stunning views of all the landmarks, such as Shute Harbour, Molle Islands, Long Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island, Hill Inlet and 2 passes over Whitehaven Beach.

Experience the dramatic natural aquarium of the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. Fly over the famous Heart Reef, nestled amongst the bright colors and patterns of Hardy Reef. Then, return to the mainland and land at Proserpine Airport, where a complimentary shuttle bus transfer can take you back to Airlie Beach.
  • 1-hour flight over the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands
  • Guaranteed window seats
  • In-flight pilot commentary
  • Modern fleet of high-wing aircraft
  • Complimentary courtesy bus transfers from/to Airlie Beach
Not suitable for
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

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Meeting point

Check-in is 1-hour and 5-minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that for security reasons the maximum weight per person is 125kg
• All flights are subject to pilot discretion, weather, aircraft availability and air traffic control
• In the event that the local supplier cancels/postpones any flight(s) due to adverse weather conditions, they will attempt to reschedule your flight or a full refund will be given
• The local supplier will endeavor to achieve on-time performance, although accept no responsibility for missing flights or tour connections arising from operational delays
• Flight time listed is approximate and may vary depending on aircraft type
• Children under 3 years old are considered infants and travel free of charge on a paying adult's lap. For children aged 3 and over, adult pricing applies on all flights
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 185 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The flight went ahead even tho the forecast was poor, the company kept us updated on the flight and they were very good when we had a window in the weather, the pilot did excellent commentary throughout our flight. The flight over the heart of the reef was excellent and I managed to get some great pictures

March 22, 2020

We recommend! The tour is unbeatable and simply incredibly beautiful. We booked the tour at 2pm and were therefore unlucky with the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Exactly when we flew over there and were at the level of the heart, the sun was so that it was reflected in the water and you could not see the heart. Just press the shutter button a few seconds earlier, but that shouldn't be a problem. The transport also worked great, the bus was late, but we were informed by phone and they apologized very much. However, this did not harm the process. You are not allowed to take anything on board apart from a water bottle and the camera, so no large backpacks or similar. take. But definitely do !!!

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December 17, 2019

A very nice and eventful excursion with a great sightseeing flight, which you should not miss when you are in Airlie Beach. First it takes about 35 minutes by bus to the airport, briefing, distributing the life jackets. Then it starts with a Cessna208B caravan. Everyone has a window seat, one seat on the right, one on the left. The windows were cleaned before departure. Great flight then in low flight over the Great Barrier Reef, great. Then back to the city by bus. The office where the tour started was also easy to find. We arrived with the cruise ship, from there it was about 15 minutes on foot.

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December 14, 2019

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GSL Aviation

Product ID: 83619